The Division of Gaming recently updated its licensing process for certain licenses. This process applies to initial license applications and will be effective on February 17, 2012. The revised process impacts those licensees who are out of the state of Colorado.
Because a Colorado gaming license is considered a public benefit, evidence of lawful presence must be provided and verified pursuant to Article 72.1 of Colorado Revised Statutes, also known as the Secure and Verifiable Identity Document Act. To ensure our agency’s compliance with this Act, an applicant is required to submit a photocopy of the required form(s) of identification with the license application. The individual is required to present himself/herself in person at one of the Division of Gaming offices and bring the original document with him/her before the license can be issued and before the individual can obtain his/her license ID badge and before the individual can exercise any of the privileges granted under such license.
Effective February 17, 2012, out of state applicants have another option in lieu of presenting themselves in person. When completing the application, applicants may have their identification (the same identification photocopied and submitted with the application) verified by law enforcement when the Verification of Fingerprints form in the application is completed. This verification must be completed by law enforcement during the fingerprinting process. If it is not, applicants must present themselves in person as detailed above.
Renewal applicants (excluding expired renewals) will be allowed to submit their applications without completing either process since their identification has already been verified.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Division of Gaming’s Agent in Charge, Kirsten Gregg at Kirsten.Gregg@state.co.us.